Even more so than adults, children change rapidly from year to year with many changes not physically visible. This is why an annual physical is so critical in ensuring a child’s good health, as well as checking for any problems or abnormalities. Parents should take their children in once a year for a complete physical examination to assess proper growth and development. The experienced practitioners at Village Health Partners in Plano, TX know exactly what to look for to ensure and promote the good health of children.
What is Included?
An annual physical, or well-child exam is a comprehensive check-up of the overall health of a child. It includes disease detection, documents whether a child is progressing at a normal rate, and promotes overall good health. Practitioners will check height, weight, blood pressure, and often vision and hearing. Blood and urine samples are taken to test for a variety of conditions, such as diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, cancer, and more. At this time, the stomach will be palpated to check for any signs of abnormalities, such as a tumor. The doctor will also listen to the heart for any signs of heart murmurs or other abnormal activity. The lymph nodes in the neck will be touched to make sure they aren’t swollen, which could be a sign of a tumor or other diseases. Any needed immunizations can be given during this visit as well. This is also the time for parents and older children, especially, to bring up concerns about nutrition, sleeping habits, dieting, and emotional and social issues, such as depression or anxiety.
Annual Physical Children Reviews
"Always have a pleasant experience when interacting with Dr. Abraham or any of the staff."- E.S. / Office Visit / Jun 16, 2022
"I'm happy that I found a right doctor in Plano area , I did Annual Physical exam today. He is a good listener and treat the patient very well, not much wait time"- S.K. / ZocDoc / Aug 25, 2022
"We had a great experience with Dr Stacy and she is very good. She explained everything in detail about my son annual check up and listened with lot of patience about the questions which we asked and answered clearly.She is very friendly and I highly recommend her"- N.R. / Google / Jul 21, 2022
"Dr. Sander Gothard is great. He has taken care of me for almost a decade now. He has seen me at my worst and at my best. I will go to him for checkups, physicals, tests, Labs and medications and vaccines. I am confident that whatever I tell him that he understands and is willing to go above and beyond to help me. Thank you Doctor Sander Gothard!"- C.S. / Google / May 31, 2022
"Ms.Gross is a good nurse practitioner. I visited her for my annual physical check up. She is very prompt. "- S.A. / Office Visit / Dec 29, 2022
While most well-child exams turn out to be fine, there are cases where additional testing may be required. If anything appears to be out of the ordinary, a doctor may refer a child to a specialist such as an ear, nose, and throat specialist or an internist for hormonal issues. For older girls, they may need to see a gynecologist for a pap smear if a urinalysis shows abnormal activity. If a child’s BMI, or body mass index, is too high, he or she may receive nutrition counselling and dieting guidelines from the primary care physician or a nutritionist.
A well-child exam is intended to both ensure and promote good health, so it is our mission to fully examine children to ensure a happy and healthy childhood. Our team of highly-qualified professionals can take care of your child from infancy into adolescence and we are with you every step of the way. Please contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
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